An elderly man died after being hit by a car on Sunday evening in Co Tipperary.
Gardaí and emergency services rushed to the scene of the injured pedestrian at around 5:50 p.m. and quickly transferred him to Cork University Hospital where he has since died.
The driver of the vehicle involved in the accident on Castle Street in Cahir is unharmed according to the officers.
The road remains closed this morning to allow for a technical examination of the scene by forensic collision investigators, but local deviations are in place.
Gardaí is now appealing to all witnesses, especially road users with video footage (including an on-board camera).
Anyone with information is requested to contact the Cahir Garda station 052 744 5630 or the confidential Garda line at 1800 666 111.
In a statement released this morning, officers confirmed: “Coast Guard and emergency services attended the scene of a fatal traffic accident on Castle Street in Cahir, County Tipperary, last night , January 9, 2022.
“The collision is believed to have occurred around 5:50 pm and involved a car and a pedestrian.
“The pedestrian, a 70-year-old man, was transported to Cork University Hospital where he has since died. The local coroner has been notified and an autopsy will take place in due course.
“The driver of the car is unharmed.
“The rue du château in Cahir remains closed this morning to allow a technical examination of the scene by the forensic investigators in collision. Local diversions are in place.